OFR 2017 Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards

September 15, 2017 Andy Harris 0

From fabulous suburban Atlanta it's the inaugural... Outfield Fly Rule Atlanta Braves Minor League Awards!     Our blue ribbon panel of minor league baseball experts* have toiled behind the scenes to winnow all of the Braves minor league performances and bring to you our picks for the best of the 2017 minor league season…

Post-Season Minor League Top 30 Prospect Review

September 13, 2017 Andy Harris 0

None of the Braves minor league affiliates are chasing a ring in the playoffs this season, but when it comes to prospect progression, the 2017 season probably couldn't have gone much better. The Braves have matriculated five of the pre-season OFR Top 30 prospects to the majors and have aggressively pushed most of their other…

Braves Transactions: 7/11/17 – 7/17/17

July 18, 2017 Brent Blackwell 0

Placed AA Mississippi RHP Bradley Roney on the 7-day DL. (7/11) Promoted RHP Junior Rincon from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. (7/11) Placed AA Mississippi LHP Jesse Biddle on the 7-day DL. (7/12) Promoted RHP Jacob Webb from A+ Florida to AA Mississippi. (7/12) Sent RHP Chaz Roe outright to AAA Gwinnett. (7/13) Promoted OF…

Mid-Season Top 30 Braves Prospect Update

July 17, 2017 Andy Harris 0

This has been a banner year so far for the #1 farm system in baseball, the Atlanta Braves organization. While the major league squad has been showing signs of respectability by playing near .500 ball, the gobs of young talent accumulated by the John Hart/John Coppolella front office have been working diligently in preparation for…

33% Review: Atlanta Braves Top 30 Prospects, Part 2

May 26, 2017 Andy Harris 1

We're one-third of the way through the minor league season, and this is the middle third of the OFR Top 30 Prospects list. Let's check in with numbers 11-20. Part 1: Prospects # 21-30 Part 3: Prospects # 1-10 Part 4: Outside the Top 30 20. Lucas Sims, RHP Age: 23 Current Assignment: AAA Gwinnett 3.42 ERA…

Opening Day! Minor League Edition

April 6, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For the burgeoning multitudes of Braves fans keenly following the minor leagues, today is just as big a day as Monday's big league opening day. This post will look at the major story lines through all the minor league affiliates, and then take a quick look at the prospects that were cut last week and…

Braves System Depth: Third Base

January 30, 2017 Andy Harris 0

For 22 glorious years from 1991 though 2012, the Braves averaged over 4 fWAR per season from the third base position thanks to Terry Pendleton, Martin Prado, and especially future Hall-of-Famer Chipper Jones (and not thanks to Vinny Castilla, but no one ever talks about that). In the four years since Jones's retirement, the Braves…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-in-Review, January 29

January 29, 2017 Andy Harris 0

Kris Medlen Returns on Minor League Deal On Friday Atlanta announced that fan-favorite former Brave Kris Medlen was signed to a minor league contract. Medlen last pitched for the Braves in the spring of 2014, coming off a season in which he was Atlanta's best starter, pitching to a 3.11 ERA/3.48 FIP in 197 innings pitched. Medlen was pulled…

Get to Know a Prospect: Riley, Peterson, Ruiz, Weigel, and Jackson

December 13, 2016 Andy Harris 0

Continuing my charge through the Braves minor league prospects, here’s my #11-15 rankings, including a relative newcomer at #15. 11. Austin Riley, 3B Age: 20 Bats: R 2016 Level: Rome .271/.324/.479 128 wRC+ 22 HR, 3 SB 7.3 BB%, 27.3 K% The History: Riley was a 1st-round supplemental pick, a pick that the Braves acquired in…

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